De Vries loses London E-Prix Method E podium for sturdy defending

In a heated battle for third place within the latter levels of Saturday’s first of two races on the ExCeL, defending sequence champion de Vries was making an attempt to maintain a hard-charging Cassidy at bay and fought at shut quarters till the top.

Regardless of his Envision rival’s greatest efforts, Mercedes driver de Vries was in a position to clinch third on the line – and an incident investigated the place de Vries was alleged to have moved below braking was given no additional motion.

However the FIA has reviewed one other of de Vries’ defensive strikes, and felt that within the penultimate lap, the Dutchman moved twice in attempting to carry off Cassidy into Flip 1.

The official FIA steward’s doc reads: “Within the pre-ultimate lap the driving force of automobile 17 [de Vries] moved a couple of time in entrance of automobile 37 [Cassidy] on the Begin and End straight earlier than T1 to defend his place.”

A five-second penalty thus drops de Vries to sixth as Cassidy assumes third place forward of Oliver Askew and Mitch Evans.

Requested if he felt that de Vries’ strikes have been borderline, Cassidy stated: “We acquired there and acquired to battle for the rostrum, however yeah, sounds such as you’ve acquired the identical feeling as me.

“I am simply disenchanted myself for qualifying [seventh], as a result of I really feel I have been placing laps collectively rather a lot not too long ago and and the group was okay.

“I simply clipped the wall within the duel and so I really feel most likely I may have had an excellent battle with Nyck in that duel and possibly ought to have began high 4. That may have made the race a bit totally different.”

Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing

Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing

Photograph by: Simon Galloway / Motorsport Photos

Evans’ transfer up the order cuts his championship arrears to Stoffel Vandoorne from 26 to 24 factors, whereas Askew improves on what was already his greatest end of the season – his second factors end of the yr – in fourth.

Porsche has had a penalty rescinded after being alleged to have used electromagnetic radiation between 5 and 6GHz, having initially obtained a positive – however an extra stewards’ report cleared it of doing so.

The FIA acknowledged on the preliminary doc: “It’s forbidden to make use of an electromagnetic radiation between 5 and 6 GHz as a result of it could actually disturb the info system of FIA.

“In case of continuous this utilization the Stewards might impose a extra extreme penalty as much as a disqualification.”

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